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2014 a “win-win year” for tenants AND la...

2014 a “win-win year” for tenants AND landlords in Wales… but will 2015 signal confusion?
Residential property was never far from the headlines last year. But who were the winners and losers in the rented market? And with a major new national property portal launching AND a General Election coming, what lies ahead for 2015? Jamie Langley, MD of Red Key Properties gets out his crystal ball… The media often like to portray landlords and tenants as being on opposite sides....

“We need more rented property in Bridgen...

“We need more rented property in Bridgend”
The waiting list for rented properties in the Bridgend area is getting longer and longer, according to the town’s only specialist letting agency, Red Key Property. Now the agency is urging anyone locally with an empty residential property to make it available to help meet demand. “Since we’ve opened our branch in August, demand is simply outstripping supply,” says Laura Parry, the...

Wondering where to invest your pension p...

Wondering where to invest your pension pot? Think buy-to-let property!
Chancellors always like to produce a rabbit from the hat during Budget speeches, and George Osborne certainly caught everyone on the hop (if you’ll excuse the extended metaphor) in the last Budget when he announced radical changes to the way you can use your pension pots. In summary, rather than being driven down the route of having to take out an annuity (steady but boring, relatively...

Maximising your buy-to-let rental income...

Maximising your buy-to-let rental income is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Are you getting the best possible return from your buy-to-let property? Jamie Langley of Red Key Property Services has some helpful tips to maximise your rental income. Read all the media reports and property sector stats and you could easily assume that making money by being a buy-to-let landlord is as easy as falling off a log. And yes, there are many, many people – from all walks of...

Bridgend letting agent passes with flyin...

Bridgend letting agent passes with flying colours
Laura Parry, manager of Red Key’s newly-opened specialist letting agency in Bridgend, has achieved one of the top qualifications in her industry. By attaining the Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management, awarded by the National Federation of Property Professionals, Laura is officially recognised as a “Property Professional of Excellence”. This will also...

Why Wales tops the charts for rental ret...

Why Wales tops the charts for rental returns
Some fascinating stats came out a week or two ago, which sent a clear message to every buy-to-let investor: for the best rental returns, come to Wales. Not just Wales, it has to be said. We topped the chart in some excellent company:  the North West, North East and Midlands. All regions that could hardly be said to be “glamorous”, but at 6.4% gross yield, according to BM Solutions, the...

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